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Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) taken in the garden the other day looking in fine fettle and ready for the breeding season!

Many thanks for your C&Cs and constructive comments and mods on my last upload - very much appreciated as always.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Feb 2011 - 8:49 AM
Focal Length:700mm 6.2m from subject
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:In Fine Fettle
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:8 Feb 2011 - 10:06 AM
Tags:Bird, Bluetit, Breeding, Caeruleus, Close-up, Cyanistes, Gardenbird, Nature, Season, Teocali, Wildlife / nature
Votes:50

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 10:06 AM

Superb, Sylvia! Carol

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 10:10 AM

What a fantastic capture of this beautiful bird.
saeid

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jackitec
jackitec  6 Spain
8 Feb 2011 - 10:10 AM

Super shot,

Jack.

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 11:36 AM

this is a beauty

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 11:59 AM

pin sharp detail sylvia cracking colours a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 12:09 PM

A beauty Sylvia x x

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DaveBartlett
8 Feb 2011 - 12:47 PM

Super shot Sylvia. It does indeed look revved up and ready to go!

Dave

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
8 Feb 2011 - 12:51 PM

Superb! sharp as a tack and colour spot on.

Len

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 1:03 PM

Love the bg

Stace

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 2:58 PM

Beautiful capture. Wonderful colour and detail........Sandy

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
8 Feb 2011 - 3:01 PM

A cheeky little bundle - fine presentation. Lovely detail and clarity.
Pat

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 4:25 PM

Great shot, great lighting,spot on composition

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 4:52 PM

Stunning shot Sylvia. The lighting on the bird is first rate and he is really given great prominence by the use of that dark BG.Great pose and excellent perch.
Ron

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 5:51 PM

Wonderfully lit and the detail is excellent Sylvia Smile

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9884 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 6:04 PM

this has to be one of the best blue tit shots I have seen on here Sylvia, stunning colour and detail
Neil

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 6:19 PM

This beautiful shot deserves the RC and it gives me great pleasure in being #30. The lighting and exposure are spot-on.
Steve.

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 7:19 PM

Well detailed with natural colour Sylvia, great catchlight in the eye and the light is spot on, well done
Dave

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42311 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
8 Feb 2011 - 7:32 PM

Super detailed shot Sylvia - good one!! Louise

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JohnGubbins
8 Feb 2011 - 7:34 PM

Great shot,colours great this time of year.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 7:45 PM

I like the light Sylvia and what a beautifully detailed healthy look bird that is.Great shot.
Brian.

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Samuel_Aron
8 Feb 2011 - 8:09 PM

Beautiful capture!
Sam.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 8:52 PM

Chubby little fella with a nice bright eye.
Joan.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 9:24 PM

well detailed shot, pin sharp

Last Modified By pluckyfilly at 8 Feb 2011 - 9:24 PM

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 9:57 PM

Beautifully captured Sylvia and like how you captured the light on him so perfectly
Lillian

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 10:29 PM

Lovely detail and cracking eye - great shot - Ina

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goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2011 - 12:12 AM

A lovely capture of this great little fella Sylvia...Bill

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jabe
jabe  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2011 - 4:48 AM

Grin Splended portrayal of this fat tit,you have obviously looked after him well through the winterGrin

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2011 - 7:27 AM

Brilliant shot once again Sylvia. And... I've learned another word today: fettle. Danke!
Johanna

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2011 - 8:14 AM

A beauty Sylvia - excellent detail and I like the light here too

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15 Feb 2011 - 9:27 PM

A splendid shot of this chubby little chap, happy to bring up the half century for this one

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